Earlier this week Hurricane Dean slammed into the Yucatan peninsula and crossed over into the Bay of Campeche where some 1.5 million of the 10 million barrels the U.S. imports every day are produced. While it is too early for a full damage assessment, at best a few days […]
F.C. Amends Plan to Narrow Rt. 7 To Single Lanes for Construction
Huge Traffic Snarls Expected; Project to Start in August A boisterous meeting of impacted business owners and residents at City Hall Tuesday produced a dramatic change in the City of Falls Church’s plans for a three-month, severe disruption of traffic on Route 7, also known as W. Broad Street.
Editorial: Living on World-Changing Soil
It was right about now a year ago that Jim Webb stepped out of his Falls Church home into a bright spring morning and took up in earnest for the first time a citizen-candidate effort to change the course of the nation. His was in the time-honored American tradition of […]
Dowd on Drinks: Tequila Diversifies
Mexico is in the midst of the biggest boom in its four-century history of mass producing tequila.
Dowd On Drinks: A Little Vodka, Please
Paul McCann obviously doesn’t mind doing things the hard way. He’s staking his financial future on the success of a new product he has introduced into one of the most competitive sectors of the commercial spirits industry — vodka.
Anything But Straight: Time For a Smart Gay Agenda
It is time the gay movement took the religious right’s advice and created a gay agenda. The new Democratic Congress is about to triumphantly take the reins, offering a unique opportunity to pass legislation, but we must tread carefully to avoid repeating past mistakes.
Delegate Hull’s Richmond Report
Legislative Gridlock Having emerged from the just concluded Special Session of the General Assembly, I have been trying to figure out how best to explain to you what happened and what did not happen.
Editor Recommends: Roger Waters, Nissan Pavilion, Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.
Tickets are still available for this performance. Roger Waters, of course, is the brains and spirit behind the best of Pink Floyd, and it is his haunting, poetic lyrics that have resonated through an entire cultural dimension of modern society for the last 30 years. His is the most distinctive […]
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, I joined a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to tour the region. Our objective was to survey the rebuilding efforts and hear from local residents about the problems they’ve been experiencing in the past […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Labor Day 2006
What a difference a month makes. Just four weeks ago Hezbollah and the Israelis were engaged in the heaviest fighting the world has seen since the US overran Iraq.